Ever wonder where do the corks go after they’ve been popped off the wine bottle? Well, some of them might have ended up in one of Scott Gundersen’s masterpieces! Have a look!
Using a technique reminiscent of Pointillism, this Michigan-based artist starts off each piece by making an underdrawing of the portrait in the canvas. He then sorts out through the hundreds of wine-stained corks he has in his disposal for the pieces that could be used as a pixel for the lights and shadows of the portrait, depending on the intensity of the stain.
And after that, he painstakingly pins them one by one until it is complete.
“Trisha” measures 46 in X 56 in (roughly 3.8 ft x 4.7 ft) and is made out of 3,621 used/recycled wine corks.
While an older work, “Grace”, measures 96 in x 66 in (8 ft x 5.5 ft) and is made of 9,217 used/recycled wine corks.
Now that’s what I call dedication! Personally, I don’t think I’ll be able to pull this off anytime soon! How about you guys? What do you think?